A Ghanaian student, Chelsea Sarpong, has been awarded the best graduating student at the University of Portsmouth in the UK.
Ms Sarpong, who completed her Masters Programme (MSc) in Cyber Security and Forensic Information Technology, was presented with her award at the university’s graduation ceremony held yesterday[July 13, 2022].
She completed her undergraduate studies in Information Technology at the Ghana Communication Technology University.
In honour of her feat, the leadership of Portsmouth University, a gold-rated university in the UK government’s Teaching Excellence Framework, Ms Sarpong was given the privilege of delivering the valedictory speech on behalf of her class.
Ms Sarpong, from Begoro, a farming community in the Fanteakwa District of the Eastern Region, was joined by the Registrar of the Scholarships Secretariat, Kingsley Agyeman; the Head of Education at the Ghana High Commission, Mrs Naa Dedei Tetteh and the Head of Public Affairs and Information, Ghana High Commission, UK, Dodzie Numekevor, who represented the High Commissioner, Papa Owusu-Ankomah.
Mr Agyeman congratulated Ms Sarpong on her achievement, reiterating that it was a testament to the resilient spirit of the Ghanaian, noting that the young lady pulled off her achievement regardless of the challenges she faced.
Mrs Tetteh expressed her commitment to supporting Ghanaian students on scholarship in the UK to surmount their challenges in these difficult times.